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Police arrest suspect in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting

Police arrest suspect in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:47pm

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested 19-year-old Akein Scott in connection with the shooting of 19 people on Mother's Day, according to the department's official Facebook page.

The shooting, during a festive New Orleans Mother's Day parade, renewed concerns about crime in the city.

It was the third holiday this year when guns have been fired into crowds, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. A January 21 shooting near a Martin Luther King Day parade left five wounded. Four people were hurt in a February Mardi Gras attack, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

CNN's Chandler Friedman contributed to this report.

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